This rug is a must have! I just purchased a new Townhouse and needed to section off my living area from my dining area. This fit the bill! I get so many compliments on the rug -- it's simply gorgeous. I usually go for the more funky, designed, geometric patterns and was a little iffy about the colors, but they are so rich and inviting. The starbursts are raised, almost creating a shag-effect. One downfall is that the rug sheds all over my brown micro-fiber couch. Most likely because it is new... Overall, 110% recommend!